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LYME DISEASE FORUM WITH MARY BETH PFEIFFER

Plus: Updates from the Binghamton University Lyme Disease Center

October 15, 2018 at 5:30PM

Vestal Schools African Road Auditorium

600 S. Benita Blvd. Vestal, NY.

The growing threat of Lyme Disease will be the subject of this informational event.

The featured speaker will be Mary Beth Pfeifer, an investigative journalist and author of a new book on the tick-borne illness.  In her book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, Pfeiffer documents the spread of Lyme disease around the globe as ticks move to places they could not survive before.  The disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year and thousands in many other countries.  Pfeiffer will discuss how she believes modern medicine has underestimated its danger by framing Lyme disease mistakenly, as easy to diagnose and straightforward to treat.  Pfeiffer’s reporting, which is based on scores of interviews and a review of more than 300 scientific papers, won her the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, among several honors for her articles on Lyme disease.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday August 7th

Valley Lyme Disease Support Group,
Athens, PA. 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Monday August 13th

Southern Tier Lyme Support,
Binghamton, NY 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Friday August 31st

Japanese Wagyu + True Kobe Dinner,
Cayuga Lake – Kings Ferry, NY 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Help BU continue their important Research

Binghamton University’s Dr. Ralph Garruto began studying Lyme disease in 2012. After a large spike in the number of Lyme disease cases and an increase in ticks throughout the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, Dr. Garruto started the Binghamton University Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases Research Project to determine tick densities and infectivity with the Lyme pathogen and assess human risk though demographic and behavioral observation. Preliminary results have shown extremely high tick densities and a high rate of infectivity with the Lyme pathogen. Peri-urban and sub-urban environments have shown to be more risky for tick encounters than more rural or remote areas. The research team is currently working on more data collection to build a model of human risk with broader applications for the region.

For more information go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/centers/lyme-disease-center/index.html

If you would like to make a donation to help fund their research, checks can be made out to The Binghamton Foundation – Lyme Disease Research Project.
Mail to:
Binghamton University Foundation
PO Box 6005
Binghamton, NY. 13902-6005
or it can be sent directly to Dr. Garruto’s office (Still made out to Binghamton Foundation):
Dr. Ralph Garruto
Science 1 Department of Anthropology
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY. 13902-6000